• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1613
  • Last Modified:

AIX Encryption using EFS

I was testing EFS on AIX 7.1. it was working when I decided to start over.
I deleted the filesystem and recreated the filesystem with the same name.
Now I get the following when entering root's EFS password:
efskeymgr -o ksh
root's EFS password:
Encryption framework returned an error: libefs bad parameter

I can change the password but still get the same error message.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Also, once EFS is enabled with efsenable -a can it be disabled?

oslevel -s
7100-02-02-1316

lslpp -L | grep openssh
  openssh.base.client     6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell Commands
  openssh.base.server     6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell Server
  openssh.license         6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell License
  openssh.man.en_US       6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell
  openssh.msg.en_US       6.0.0.6102    C     F    Open Secure Shell Messages -

TIA,
Dan Kaib
0
scodhk
Asked:
scodhk
1 Solution
 
woolmilkporcCommented:
Is your private key still valid?

efskeymgr -v

Maybe it could help regenerating the key

efskeymgr -R <algo>

e.g.

efskeymgr -R RSA_1024

And no, you can't revert the actions taken by efsenable (create admin/user/group keystores, create /var/efs, update /etc/security/user and /etc/security/group, update Config_Rules).

wmp
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now